The Time Machine: Life as an Afrofuturist

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“To be a Black activist is to be a futurist.” I wrote these words while penning a failed essay for a science fiction digest. I was trying to find a way to relate my personal love for science fiction and my Blackness. The essay was meant to be a literary gumbo of references to my … Continue reading

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40 Acres and a Cubicle

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Writing is kind of like fishing in the middle of an ocean. When the fish are there, things go along, well…swimmingly. When the fish aren’t there, things quickly go to hell. You can go around and look for the fish, and certainly find some. But eventually the vastness of the ocean of your potential becomes … Continue reading

The Best Blogroll in the Universe: The Perfect Square

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Website:  http://www.donovanxramsey.com/ Twitter:  http://twitter.com/iDXR Category: Writing/Journalism/Music Description: In its own words: “The Perfect Square provides news, discussion and interactive social analysis born from the actual, lived, experiences of young, Black Americans. Our content is focused on a comprehensive approach to culture, entertainment, news, politics, and education.” Honestly, if you want to learn how to put … Continue reading

The Best Blogroll in the Universe: Thickwitness

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:::note: Yeah I’ve been loafing on the blogroll entries. Term paper+work deadlines. I’m trying to do three today so we can catch up.::: Website: http://www.thickwitness.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/chinakahodge Category: Writing/Music/Arts Description: This blog is pretty difficult to describe here. It’s pretty eclectic in terms of source matter, but most of what I’ve seen evolves around universal Black … Continue reading

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